The following activity will make you familiar with how to use the website. Follow the directions step-by-step and you will get a good idea of what kinds of information each Species Page has.
1. Print this page out so you can use it as a reference as you do the activity.
2. Click this link to go back to the Home Page: Click Here
3. Click "Organism Menu" on the main menu.
4. Scroll down the page until you find the section entitled "Mammals." Click the link for Red Fox.
5. Write a few words to describe the scene in the first picture:
6. Read the first section about Red Foxes. List three ways you can identify a Red Fox:
7. Click the link to the word "mammal" in the first section. This will take you to the glossary. Copy the definition of the word "mammal." Then click the "Back" key to go back to the Red Fox page.
8. What kind of burrow does a Red Fox usually live in?
9. At what age does a Red Fox leave its parents?
10. Name five animals that a Red Fox eats:
11. Name four plants that a Red Fox eats:
12. When does a Red Fox usually hunt?
13. Does a Red Fox hibernate?
14. Click the link to hear a Red Fox howl.
15. Click the link to go to the coloring page of a Red Fox. Ask your teacher or parent if you can print it out.
16. Look at the "Relationships in Nature" chart. Click the Common Crow link under "Prey/Food." Name one place Common Crows are found. Then click the "Back" key to go back to the Red Fox page.
17. On the Relationships in Nature chart, click the link to Red-tailed Hawk under "Predators." Scroll down until you see the picture of a hawk eating a Red Fox. Then click the "Back" key to go back to the Red Fox page.
18. On the Relationships in Nature chart, click the link to Common Cattail under "Shelter." Write down how tall cattails get. Then click the "Back" key to go back to the Red Fox page.
19. On the Relationships in Nature chart, click the link to American Dog Tick. Read about ticks and then explain what type of relationship there is between the American Dog Tick and the Red Fox. Then click the "Back" key to go back to the Red Fox page.
20. Read the section "Relationship to Humans." Do Red Foxes help humans more, or hurt them?
21. Find the Scientific Classification box at the bottom of the Red Fox page. What class is the Red Fox in?
22. At the very bottom of the page, find the link to "Home." Click it.